Which 2022 NFL Draft Scenario Makes The Most Sense For Ravens?

We made it! Draft week is here!

Throughout the past two months, we have profiled some prospects the Ravens could take during the upcoming draft:

Troy Andersen, Charles Cross, Jermaine Johnson II, Max Mitchell, David Ojabo, Trevor Penning, Tariq Woolen

We have also explored some scenarios regarding how the draft could unfold based on who the Ravens could select at No. 14:

Interior Defensive Lineman | Defensive Back | Edge Rusher | Offensive Lineman

Here is how those scenarios turned out through Round 3 …

If they went defensive line:

14th pick: Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia
45th pick: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
76th pick: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC
100th pick: Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati

If they went cornerback:

14th pick: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
45th pick: Cameron Thomas, EDGE, San Diego State
76th pick: Phidarian Mathis, DL, Alabama
100th pick: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State

If they went EDGE:

14th pick: Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State
45th pick: Perrion Winfrey, DL, Oklahoma
76th pick: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
100th pick: Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati

If they went offensive line:

14th pick: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
45th pick: Travis Jones, DL, Connecticut
76th pick: Cam Taylor-Britt, CB, Nebraska
100th pick: Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati

So which one if you could make it so would you select of the four?

For me, it comes down to how healthy is Ronnie Stanley on draft day — not where he could be on the first day of training camp, but right now. Could Stanley tomorrow be a top-five offensive tackle he was before the injury if he had to?

If that answer is yes, I like the Jordan Davis draft best. I think the Ravens can still grab some quality depth on the offensive line in Rounds 4-6, but what I like best about the defensive line draft is that they added two cornerbacks who can help right away.

If that answer is no, I have to go with Penning and all his “flaws.” We saw what a mess the offensive line was last year. The Ravens simply can’t go that route again in 2022.

My updated top players by position will be out on Tuesday, April 26.

Photo Credit: Tony Walsh

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